Obama Calls for Restraint by Egypt’s Christians | The Blog on Obama: White House Dossier President Obama has responded to the Egyptian militarys massacre of Coptic Christian protestors in Cairo Sunday with a pointedly even-handed statement that calls equally on Christians and the military to show restraint. The President is deeply concerned about the violence in Egypt that has led to a tragic loss of life among demonstrators and security forces, Obama said in a statement released this week. Now is a time for restraint on all sides so that Egyptians can move forward together to forge a strong and united Egypt. Incredibly, Obama is not only equating the deaths of peaceful protestors and their killers, but he is suggesting that Egypts increasingly persecuted Christian minority should show as much restraint as their tormentors and refrain from vigorously objecting to the growing abuse. More than two dozen people, most of them Copts, were killed as security forces attacked demonstrators protesting the burning of a church.